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Requests for page protection

This page is for requesting that a page, file or template be fully protected, create protected (salted), semi-protected, added to pending changes, move-protected, template protected (template-specific), upload protected (file-specific), or unprotected. Please read up on the protection policy. Full protection is used to stop edit warring between multiple users or to prevent vandalism to high-risk templates, semi-protection and pending changes are usually used only to prevent IP and new user vandalism (see the rough guide to semi-protection), and move protection is used to stop pagemove revert wars.

After a page has been protected, the protection is listed in the page history and logs with a short description indicating why it was protected, and the article is listed on Special:Protectedpages. Further discussion should take place on the Talk page of the article. In the case of full protection due to edit warring, admins do not revert to specific versions of the page, except to get rid of obvious vandalism.


If you would like to request a page to be protected or unprotected, please follow the following steps:

  1. If you are requesting unprotection, you must ask the protecting administrator first for unprotection. If the admin is unable to respond and/or lower protection then you can list your request on this page.
  2. Add a level 3 header (i.e. === [[Example title]] ===) with the namespace if not an article. Place your request at the bottom of either the protection or unprotection list, depending on the nature of your request, and place the pagelinks template below the header in the form of * {{pagelinks|Example title}}. Please make sure you have spelled the name of the article properly; a common error stems from mistaken requests for the protection of redirects, particularly capitalised ones.
  3. If you are requesting protection, write the type of request (full protection, semi-protection, pending changes, move protection) and a brief reason for your request below your header.
  4. Please do not add arbitrary requests for a protection expiry time to your request, or request indefinite protection arbitrarily.
    • If there is a reason for a page to be protected for a certain amount of time, such as protecting a user talk page until the user is unblocked, please make this clear.
    • If you are requesting indefinite semi-protection or pending changes, be aware that it is only applied to articles with endemic and endless vandalism problems which multiple increasing periods of temporary semi-protection or pending changes have failed to stop.
    • Note that different expiry times can be set for edit and move-protections, so an article can, for example, be semi-edit-protected for a week and full-move-protected indefinitely.
  5. Sign your request with four tildes ~~~~ and save.
  • Note: this is not a venue for continuing an argument from elsewhere nor starting a new discussion regarding content. If a request contains excessive arguing, is being used for edit-warring or content disputes, contains personal attacks or uncivil comments or any other unrelated discussion, it will be removed from this page.
For single page requests
=== [[Example Article Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Example Article Name}}
'''Semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
=== [[Template:Example Template Name]] ===
* {{pagelinks|Template:Example Template Name}}
'''Unprotection:''' From full protection to template editor protection. ~~~~
For multiple page requests with the same criteria
=== Short descriptive header ===
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 1}}
* {{pagelinks|Wikipedia:Example Page Name 2}}
'''Temporary semi-protection:''' High level of IP vandalism. ~~~~
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Administrator instructions

Current requests for increase in protection level[edit]

Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, template editor protection, or upload protection at the BOTTOM of this section. Check the rolling archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the page history if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Honeymoon (Lana Del Rey album)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Continued addition of original research and unverifiable claims of to-be-released studio album by recording artist Lana Del Rey by IP's, anonymous editors and sock-puppets. livelikemusic my talk page! 15:44, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

2015–16 UEFA Europa League[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – A lot of unsourced disruptive edits. Qed237 (talk) 20:29, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Confident (album)[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Vandalism from IP's and anonymous editors by adding original research and test edits over newly announced and to be released studio album. livelikemusic my talk page! 00:45, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Highway Patrol (Australian TV series)[edit]

Semi-protection: A frequent level of unsourced or irrelevent edits by multiple IPs who are almost certainly the same user (given the same style of edit from multiple IP addresses within days/weeks). It appears that despite having content reverted, edit summaries explaining the issue as well as posts on the talk page, the unregistered user isn't familiar with the need for inline sources. For example, the user often adds ratings for episodes without a reference to where he/she is getting the number. Whats new? (talk) 01:48, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Until Dawn[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Recently released video game. Has attracted a lot of IPs and inexperienced editors, both unconstructive and vandalism. In five days time, 249 revisions. A temporary edit protection should do the trick. Soetermans. T / C 06:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Districts of Uganda[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: IP user has made the same edit 4 times in just over 2 days, contradicting cited references in the article. Each edit is from a different IP, but I believe they are all the same person. --Lasunncty (talk) 07:33, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Automated comment: @Lasunncty: This request cannot be parsed. Please ensure it follows formatting consistent with the current or previous methods of submission.—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 07:43, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Note: Endorse protection request. IP is ignoring edit summaries and talk page. NeilN talk to me 03:00, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

User talk:Zyma[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – This sockpuppeteer (see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Escoperloit) Since 18 August 2015 (non-stop). He creates new accounts and then vandalizes my talk page. So I want a temporary semi-protection. Zyma (talk) 15:07, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Template:Collapsible archive box[edit]

Template protection: Highly visible template – After a TfD this has been redirected to a template-protected template. Per WP:TFDAI please apply equivalent protection here. BethNaught (talk) 15:16, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Six Sigma[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Addition of bogus content by few fellow IPs, which are continuously being reverted. (talk) 04:40, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Milo Yiannopoulos[edit]

Semi-protection due to repeat vandalism by partisan editors against gay conservative (see [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]). Quis separabit? 05:30, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Baruch College[edit]

Semi-protection It seems that officials from Baruch College or those closely related to the institution/posses a conflict on interest frequently vandalize the page with significant ad-like and promotional content that is unbiased and unencyclopedic.Locoelbob (talk) 06:18, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Declined The cruft has built up over years. Before protecting, let's see if the recent trimming takes. NeilN talk to me 14:42, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Tiger II[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – request a one month block - an IP editor continues to add unsourced/POV material against multiple experienced editors. A call to talk this to talk page gets ignored and it edit warrs instead. Denniss (talk) 07:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. NeilN talk to me 15:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water[edit]

Semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Still that persistant vandalism. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 08:13, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Pablo Escobar[edit]

Temporary pending changes: Receiving higher traffic from what I attribute to the Netflix series where this subject is portrayed. Seems reasonable to me to keep an extra eye/layer of protection on the article for at least a week (maybe a few) to keep factual inaccuracies and liberties the show takes with the character from bleeding into the article. The articles history shows some turbulence within the past week especially in the last two days. I'd bet there is more to come. Godsy(TALKCONT) 09:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Asrar (musician)[edit]

Semi-protection: persistent vandalism - Users changing content. Musa Talk  11:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Declined – Not enough recent disruptive activity to justify protection. NeilN talk to me 16:07, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

The Marshall Mathers LP 2[edit]

Indefinite semi-protection: Ongoing vandalism. Previous semi-protection was for 6 months. Snuggums (talk / edits) 12:06, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Temporary pending changes: Sock puppets popping up to add nonsense to the page. --. Rsrikanth05 (talk) 13:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Already protected by Kudpung NeilN talk to me 16:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Hot to the Touch[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: There's been one IP who keeps vandalizing the page and adding erroneously actors and actresses. It's been going on for awhile now.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 14:13, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Pending-change protected for a period of 1 month. After 1 month the page will be automatically unprotected. NeilN talk to me 15:38, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Felix Cassel[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent disruptive editing – This is another of my articles which i started which has been cut back on the depth of detail and knowledge that i have provided. Frequent vandalism has been done to my articles by redirecting my existing article, just so they can change its title. . Justin Grant-Duff 15:29, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Declined @Jgrantduff: No idea what you're referring to. And please use a proper signature. It must contain a link to your user or talk page. NeilN talk to me 15:35, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Semi-persistent vandalism recently. -Euphoria42 (talk) 17:10, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

North Yemen Civil War[edit]

Semi-protection: Continuous edit-warring by an IP range from Australia (who also likely has a permanent user). Last temporal protection was in June 2015 for 2 weeks, but the IP returned to edit-warring in the end of July. A longer protection period is required. GreyShark (dibra) 17:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Europefan. Dennis Bratland (talk) 17:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks. After 2 weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. Favonian (talk) 17:20, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Diels–Alder reaction[edit]

Temporary semi-protection: Persistent sockpuppetry – See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Europefan. Dennis Bratland (talk) 17:19, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected for a period of 2 weeks. After 2 weeks the page will be automatically unprotected. Favonian (talk) 17:21, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Temporary semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Persistent vandalism from this IP: EvilLair ( | c) 17:19, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Stop x nuvola with clock.svg User(s) blocked. Favonian (talk) 17:24, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier[edit]

Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – Pending a dispute resolution case here. . —JAaron95 Talk 17:30, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protection due to repeat vandalism by partisan editors. There are verifiable neutral reliable sources that cite information that Onam is a Hindu festival. Yet, anon users and non auto-confirmed users persistently vandalize the page. Request permanent semi-protection. This page was temporarily semi-protected until today; just when the protection was lifted vandals are back.If that is not possible, please at least provide temporary semi-protection. Snowcream (talk) 18:11, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Current requests for reduction in protection level[edit]

Please post requests in this section for removing or reducing the protection level of a page if the protecting admin is inactive or you have already asked them.
  • To find out the username of the admin who protected the page click on "View history" at the top of the page, then click on "View logs for this page" which is under the title of the page. The protecting admin is the username in blue before the words "protected", "changed protection level" or "pending changes". If there are a number of entries on the log page, you might find it easier to select "Protection log" or "Pending changes log" from the dropdown menu in the blue box.
  • Requests to downgrade full protection to template protection on templates and modules can be directed straight here; you do not need to ask the protecting admin first.
  • Unprotection requests for redlinked articles are generally assisted by having a draft version of the intended article prepared beforehand.
  • If you want to make spelling corrections or add uncontroversial information to a protected page please add {{Edit protected}} to the article's talk page, along with an explanation of what you want to add to the page. If the talk page is protected please use the section below.

Check here if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.

Current requests for edits to a protected page[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
Ideally, requests should be made on the article talk page rather than here.

MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/log/tablefooter[edit]

In MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist/log/tablefooter please change {{go away}} to {{G8-exempt}}. Frietjes (talk) 16:34, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Fulfilled/denied requests[edit]

A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.